Perry tells social conservatives to pray for Obama
September 22nd, 2011
06:38 PM ET
11 years ago

Perry tells social conservatives to pray for Obama

Orlando, Florida (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday asked an audience of social conservatives in Florida to pray for President Barack Obama.

"As I campaign for president, I not only ask you for your vote and your support, I ask you for your prayers," Perry said. "I ask you to pray for our country. I ask you to pray for our president to give him wisdom, to open his eyes."

Perry was addressing a rally organized by the conservative Faith and Freedom Coalition ahead of Thursday night's GOP presidential debate in Orlando.

As he was deciding whether to run for president, Perry said prayer played a powerful role. The governor said he couldn't have entered the race "without being driven to my knees on many occasions."

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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • President Obama • Rick Perry
soundoff (178 Responses)
  1. rtbrno65

    Prayer= closed eyes, closed mind, closed mouth.

    September 23, 2011 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  2. chuck

    what a hypocrite Perry is, that's a sin in itself for him to tell people to pray for him. This proves that Perry is just a lying cheat devil in disguise. Nobody worth any honor would make a comment like he does....cross Perry off the list

    September 23, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  3. chuck

    an agnostic said it all........"The more the right push their faith on to others the further I get from voting for a Republican...."
    The republicans always do try to come off as holier than though and they are no better – even worse hypocrites- than others after the fact. Republicans are usually the war mongerers when they go into office wanting to rage war on christian is that!!!

    September 23, 2011 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
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